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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

This is an especially controversial topic in psychiatry and in the area of depression, where a wish to die may be a symptom of the illness (thoughts of death or suicide are one of the nine symptoms that comprise the A criteria for major depressive episode in DSM-5) or a response, particularly in treatment resistant depression, to the suffering that is associated with this condition. An interesting discussion of this issue was published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry - click HERE to read the piece.

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